DEO’s repair/maintenance of Quality Assurance Section (QAS)
laboratory testing building is on-going with 80%
accomplishment as of November 30, 2019 under contract with
W.B. Alagao Construction. The completion of this building
will provide additional space for Materials Engineers to
conduct more material laboratory testing and space for
storage of additional equipments.
gears for two-star materials testing laboratory
December 9, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) is gearing for a two-star materials testing
laboratory to further enhance its quality testing services.
David P. Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer said that they are slowly complying with all the
requirements needed to qualify for a two-star rating, starting with
the renovation of its laboratory testing building.
“At present, the Quality
Assurance Section (QAS) laboratory testing is being renovated in
order to expand its total floor area which is one of the
requirements needed to be complied to qualify for a two-star
materials testing laboratory,” said Adongay.
The said project was
allocated with a budget of P470,901.18 under contract with W.B.
“The renovation will also
enable the district to procure additional testing equipment because
of the additional area where the procured equipments can be stored.
The increase in number of equipments will result to the increase of
test being offered within the district,” he added.
Engr. Ronald Sebios,
Project Engineer reported that the project is on-going with 80%
accomplishment as of November 30, 2019. It has a target completion
date of December 22, 2019.
The system classifies
testing laboratories into One-Star, Two-Star or Three-Star
categories based on the following criteria: Availability of testing
equipment and apparatus, Competence/Accreditation of Personnel,
Observance of health and safety standards, Working area of the
laboratory, Calibration of apparatus/equipment and Third-party
On May 29, 2018, the DPWH
QAS-Biliran DEO was given a Star Rating Certification for having
satisfactorily complied with the provisions of Department Order No.
126, Series of 2016 Amendment to D.O. No. 11 Series of 2013 “Star
Rating of DPWH Regional and District Materials Testing Laboratories”
thereby classifying and categorizing it as a one-star materials
The QAS of DPWH Biliran
DEO is responsible for conducting various test of construction
materials to ascertain that all materials incorporated into the work
meet the minimum requirement by the DPWH.